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Brad Fitzpatrick

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Linux Virtual Server [Jun. 4th, 2001|02:44 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Been reading up on the LVS project ... it's a lot more mature than it was last time I checked. I'll have to continue reading after Friday.

I should study.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-04 07:31 pm (UTC)

Re: LJ

Several months ago when LJ was on one server he gave me access to a server at a colo place of his and said, "go ahead and use it".

However, I had no use for it then because LJ's infrastructure wasn't ready for it.

I think what he's saying is that had I started putting LJ servers all over the country already (and did the DNS hack), then I wouldn't have had to buy the BIG/ip because I'd have 10 servers all over the country instead of in one room, and then DNS would work well, since people are spread out well.

At least that's my best guess.

He does know his stuff, though.
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[User Picture]From: ekashp
2001-06-04 07:42 pm (UTC)

Local v Wide Area DNS Ballancing

Thanks Brad, and yes, you very much got the point.

It can actualy do some cool stuff even in the local area environment as well. It starts to have scaling problems over 12 servers or so, limitation of UDP packets.

I always have leaned towards free tools ...

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[User Picture]From: dormando
2001-06-04 07:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Local v Wide Area DNS Ballancing

Ever hear of mod_backhand? It's free, and can load balance evenly across machines with widely different speeds, and uses a UDP-based information protocol.

Err, also... Can DNS round-robin give us control over our systems like the transparent paid members server we have?
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